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Creature — Leech
Squelching Leeches's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Swamps you control.
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Squelching Leeches Discussion
2 months ago
Squelching Leeches and Nightmare are both pretty bad cards. Their effect isn't that strong, and you can get better things for that amount of mana. Might I suggest you go the Devotion route with Grey Merchant of Asphodel, Dread Shade, Gifted Aetherborn, Geralf's Messenger, and Vampire Cutthroat. If budget is not an issue, Phyrexian Obliterator...all day, every day. If it is, then Desecration Demon is an amazing choice.
I would also change your tags. They're very misleading. You have "Casual" AND "Competitive" in there, when this deck is nowhere close to being able to compete in a competitive format. If you want it to be aggro then you really need to lower the average mana cost of the deck. Aggressive decks win by turn five at the VERY latest, and this deck isn't doing that. It's also not a dragons deck, nor is it Suicide Black. Suicide Black revolves around a card called Death's Shadow or Asylum Visitor. Basically they win as quickly as possible without putting up any defenses.
3 months ago
Thanks :) Had forgotten all about Squelching Leeches, that's a good value card. And it seems my mana curve was missing a 4-cost anyway. Just have to figure out if there's anything at all it can replace...
3 months ago
The deck looks pretty solid to me nonetheless :)
4 months ago
Since you commented on the primer, I figured I'd send you some love and suggestions, so +1 from me.
Here's my two cents.
I don't know what your budget is, but I'll go as cheap as I can suggestion-wise. My first suggestion would be to find a place to put in Gifted Aetherborn, as it has pretty much become the all-star two-drop of mono-black. A playset of them will easily make your deck have a strong presence against aggressive decks. I'd cut Grim Haruspex becuase while I understand the synergy with Rite of Belzenlok, it really doesn't do well in your three drop slot at all.
Cut Rite of Belzenlok and likely Squelching Leeches for either Lashwrithe or Desecration Demon (Maybe even Erebos's Titan) You really do want 4 drops that win you the game the turn after you get them.
Cut Skirsdag High Priest, the fact that you need a total of three creatures on the board for him to work is pretty ridiculous, given how you want to be winning with Gray Merchant of Asphodel as the top of your curve. I'd seek out either a better two-drop or perhaps a 3-drop like Nyxathid to go in it's place.
Guul Draz Vampire wants to be in a more aggressive deck than this one, I'd probably swap this card out for either a two-drop or removal/discard. As it won't hold up well against most of the decks you'd play at an FNM or something.
Duress is the ultimate budget sideboard card for black players to use for noncreature matchups.
I'd increase land count to make hitting 4-5 mana more consistent.
I know you took a look at the primer, but if you want to look at a more budget list that's closer to what you'd be looking for, I have one here:
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8 months ago
9 months ago
with your current lands, Korlash, Heir to Blackblade is entirely useless. korlash is best in a deck where most, if not all, of the lands are swamps. same deal with Nightmare, and Squelching Leeches, but those 2 aren't modern viable regardless. not to be mean, but it kinda boggles my mind how you could read "swamps" and think to yourself "almost all my lands should be basic forests". Overgrown Tomb exists you know.
you don't run enough lands and mana ramp to be using all those cmc 4+ cards. land search does not equal land ramp, and the little ramp you do have has a high cmc of its own.
10 months ago
Hey, take a look at my take on the deck:
Maybe Brain Maggots can replace some of the hand disruption to add devotion.
Overall your version is very similar to mine.
1 year ago
Pretty classic monoblack big mana. I love you for including Dauthi Embrace, one of my favorite pieces of tech for mono black.